Erkki Laine

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Erkki Laine
Born (1957-09-13)September 13, 1957
Lahti, FIN
Died August 22, 2009(2009-08-22) (aged 51)
Asikkala, FIN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Lahden Reipas
Leksands IF
Färjestads BK
BSC Preussen Berlin
HC Davos
National team  Finland
Playing career 1975–1994
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary Ice hockey

Erkki Juhani Laine (September 13, 1957 - August 22, 2009) was a Finnish ice hockey player. He won a silver medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics, in Calgary, Alberta.

His daughter, Emma Laine, is one of the top Finnish tennis players.[1]

Laine drowned while on a boat trip on August 22, 2009. His boat and one of his shoes were found two days later. Laine's body was discovered on August 25, 2009.[2]


  1. ^ Cronin, Matthew (2006). "Finland's finest: Emma Laine". TennisReporters. Archived from the original on 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Erkki Laine löytyi hukkuneena". Iltasanomat. 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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